Daniel Blechinger is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for IST Management Services, Inc. Dan has expertise in the development of state-of-the-art hardware architectures, software solutions and wide area networks for international companies. He has accumulated over 20 years of IT experience managing global projects and designing software applications. Dan has 8 years of prior management experience with 4 years as a chief information officer and 12 years of systems/software engineering knowledge from careers at TESA Entry Systems, Scientific-Atlanta and Photocircuits Corporation.
Dan has been influential as a member of the Telecommunication Industry Forum (TCIF) and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) in establishing standards for business-to-business communications. He has a full range of business systems skills with specialties in scanning and electronic data interchange technologies. Dan received his bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1985. He resides in Auburn, Georgia with his wife and two sons.
Chris Ionetz is the National Director of Information Technology for IST Management Services, Inc. Chris has accumulated over 16 years of IT and 4 years military experience. Chris’s background includes managing all aspects of technology with a focus on developing and deploying world class solutions. Chris has 20 years of prior management experience with 2 years as a chief information officer for companies like AT&T wireless, IKON office solutions, Metadigm Services and QTS datacenters. Chris received his bachelor of science in computer science from Central Texas College. He resides in Barrow County, Georgia with his daughter.
Dennis is the National Director of Software Development for IST Management Services, Inc. Dennis has accumulated over twenty thirty years’ experience at Fortune 50 companies in Operations and Sales Management and in Information Technology, including database marketing, customer integrations, web application development, and custom technological solutions. Dennis has been with IST since 2011 and has a BS in Information Technology with a concentration in Web Application Development. Dennis lives in Marietta, GA and has two daughters.
Derek is a Network Analyst for IST providing installation, configuration, amelioration, and troubleshooting support for IST’s Facilities Management sites including support for hardware, software, firmware, and networks. Derek specializes in customer service and support with a background in Linux and Microsoft systems, root-cause troubleshooting, and interpersonal communication.
Chris is a Junior Network Analyst for IST Management, starting in early 2016. He has over 13 years of prior experience with customer service. Throughout these years, Chris has developed many leadership qualities stemming from leading, training, and developing his own teams. He is pursuing his career in networking and has a passion for technology.
Jerrod Kynard is a network analyst. He has over 14 years of experience in the information technology industry. Jerrod is specialized in network administration, network and software planning/implementation, client PR, and field training. He is also specializing in Microsoft systems with a wide range of technical troubleshooting. Jerrod has completed training courses for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Exchange, Networking essentials and Novel.
Steve has 20 years of development experience, specializing in VB/C#.NET (web and desktop applications) and SQL for the last 10 years. Steve graduated with a computer science engineering degree from Florida Atlantic University. Steve's highlights include developing the results systems for diving and synchronized swimming at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Alex Thompson is a junior software developer. Alex has over 3 years of experience in the IT development field. He specializes in ColdFusion, PHP, C#, and VB. Alex graduated from Clayton State University with a bachelor’s in information technology.
Davey Wheeling is a senior software developer at IST. Davey has 20 years of experience in IT development. Davey specializes in VB.Net and C#. Originally from New York, Davey graduated from AIU.
Kenny started as a Network Analyst in early 2017. Having worked 9 years at multiple Apple Retail Stores. Kenny is ACMT (Apple Certified Mac Technician) and iOS certified. In those 9 years Kenny was able to develop his skills in teaching customers on how Apple products operated and empowered customers to discover how their technology worked for them. As well as having a passion for technology Kenny also has a passion for the arts as well. Studying for his BFA in illustration with a minor in creative writing. Kenny is also very passionate about music having played guitar for 20 years, playing in a handful of bands. Kenny served in the United States Air Force Reserves first as a Fire Fighter then moving to Air Transportation and Logistics until his honorable discharge in 2011.